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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Feb 22, 2005 9:30pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: HDTV?

I posted a similar question awhile back after I started restoration work on slides shot in the 1940's and saw how much detail I could recover. FP is right on all counts. 16mm can hold more detail than statndard TV, but encoding video is time consuming and expensive, and the films are generally well-used prints, not masters. Still, the wide-screen and technicolor works (American Engineer and American Style come to mind) seem to be in excellent shape and would look spectacular in HD. Maybe someday . . .